Eröffnungsvortrag der Bayreuth Academy Lecture Reihe "Future Africa and Beyond" von Prof. Aleida Assmann (Universität Konstanz)

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Prof. Aleida Assmann (Universität Konstanz):

"Shapes of Time and Transformations of the Modern Time Regime"

Donnerstag, 7. Mai 2015
18.15-20.00 Uhr
Campus, GW I, H26
(Empfang im Anschluss)


Humans do not live only in one single time. According to Virginia Woolf „there are seventy-six different times all ticking in the mind at once.“ But there are not only times of the mind, there are also times of the body, times of nature and times of culture. There is external and mechanical time and there is an embodied and lived time. My lecture will offer an overview of these different forms and layers of temporal experience and will then focus on a specific cultural form, which I call ‘the modern time regime’. This cultural format of shaping experience and expectation dominated Western societes after 1945 and collapsed together with the fall of the wall. We will look at its characteristics and ask why it broke down and what came after it.